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JEAN REDPATH & GORDON BOK CONCERT OCTOBER 25
IN PETERBOROUGH, NH, HONORS GRANNY D
Scotland's world-renowned traditional songster Jean Redpath and New England's beloved balladeer Gordon Bok will perform together in concert in honor of Doris Granny D Haddock on Tuesday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. at the Peterborough Unitarian Church, 25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH. Tickets are $20 in advance and are available at the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene, Milford, and Peterborough, Steele's Stationers in Peterborough, and Good Fortune in Keene, or by sending a check or money order for $20 with SASE to Granny D Celebration Concert, P.O. Box 888, Keene, NH 03431.
Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and raised in the Kingdom of Fife, Jean Redpath is recognized as the foremost interpreter of Scottish traditional music and the songs of Scotland's national bard, Robert Burns. Ms. Redpath arrived in the New York City in 1961. A chance appearance in a hootenanny at Gerde‚s Folk City˜which won rave reviews in the New York Times˜brought the offer of a booking. Since 1962, she has toured extensively throughout the USA, Canada, and the British Isles, and has made more than 30 critically acclaimed recordings of Scotland's traditional music. In the Scottish song tradition, Redpath sings without accompaniment, interspersing songs with stories, Scottish history, and witticisms about the quirks of the Scottish character. She works without a formal program, preferring to shape her performance to the specific audience and mood of the evening.
Gordon Bok's legendary repertoire consists of a rich trove of ballads of Maine and the Maritimes, stories of boats and sailors, and songs of the Americas. Bok grew up around the boatyards in Camden, Maine, where he started singing and playing guitar at an early age, inspired by both his musical family and his coastal environment. He worked on fishing boats, passenger schooners, and yachts, learning songs and ballads of the sea, the schooners, and fishermen. He performs with 6-and 12-string guitars, a self-designed baritone viol de gamba, and also sings a capella, plying the resonant bass-baritone voice that has become a Bok trademark. He has recorded over 20 albums, solo and with other musicians, and performs at folk clubs, concert halls, and festivals throughout the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, and Scandinavia.
Both performers are leaving their scheduled tours for this special tribute concert in honor of 95-year-old Granny D, whose walk across America at the age of 90 helped galvanize public support for campaign finance reform. Proceeds from the concert will support distribution of her book Granny D:Walking Across America in my 90th Year to colleges and universities. For more information contact: email@example.com.
LOCATION: Peterborough Unitarian Church, 25 Main Street, Peterborough, NH
TICKETS: $20 at Toadstool Bookshops in Peterborough, Keene, & Milford, Steele's Stationers in Peterborough, and Good Fortune, Main Street, in Keene.
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ARTISTS‚ WEB SITES: www.jeanredpath.com; www.gordonbok.com
PHOTOS: Press photos of Gordon Bok are available at www.gordonbok.com/press/index.html. Please contact email@example.com for press photos of Jean Redpath.